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Nelson excited after Colorado trip

J.R. Nelson does not have any offers yet but after visiting Colorado for two days the Buffaloes are high on the list for the Hacienda Heights (Calif.) Wilson wide receiver.
Nelson, who finished with 38 catches for 539 yards and six touchdowns in his junior season, said he not only enjoyed the coaching staff and players at Colorado but was taken back by how well everything was run during football practice.
"Coach (Jon) Embree, coach (Eric) Bieniemy and coach (Bobby) Kennedy are just great," Nelson said.
"I have never seen such efficiency of time, organization, and what you can do in a two-hour practice. Coach Kennedy allowed me to be with the wide receivers right there on the sideline. It was great."
Colorado is one of the schools showing interest in Nelson along with Colorado State, Washington State, Nevada, San Jose State, Princeton and others.
The Buffaloes seemed quite interested after watching Nelson's highlight tape and then seeing him recently in person. An offer has not come yet.
"Coach Kennedy has me in the highest small circle of receivers for recruiting and he really liked my highlight DVD," Nelson said. "Paul Richardson and Toney Clemons are not just good receivers, they are really good guys to be around."
Nelson, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound prospect, might not have any offers yet but that could soon change especially if he has a solid performance this weekend at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp.
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